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October 2018 Archives

Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters, parents and drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 31, 2018

Halloween is one of the most dangerous days for traffic crashes. The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that holiday drunk driving fatalities reach their peak between 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 6 a.m. on Nov. 1. Drunk driving was to blame for 44 percent of the fatal traffic crashes that occurred during this 12-hour…

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Limo in fatal accident had safety citations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Wrongful Death on October 17, 2018

Some people in Louisiana might have heard about a deadly limousine accident in New York on Oct. 6. The accident killed two pedestrians, the driver and all 17 passengers in the vehicle when it ran a stop sign and hit a parked SUV. In March, the State Department of Transportation cited the vehicle for brake…

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How fleet managers can combat distracted driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 16, 2018

According to AAA, distracted driving has now become the single greatest threat on the road. In a survey conducted by the auto association, 88 percent of respondents said that they believe distracted driving is on the rise. Truck drivers and fleet managers in Louisiana will especially want to be aware of the dangers because they…

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Truck accident fatalities on the rise

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 08, 2018

Louisiana readers may have heard that there were fewer overall traffic fatalities in 2017 than there were in 2016. However, according to a new government report, there was an increase in the number of traffic deaths caused by large trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic accident deaths dropped by 1.8 percent…

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Researchers link factors to brain injury deaths

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Brain Injuries on October 04, 2018

When someone in Louisiana sustains a serious brain injury, the road to recovery can be a difficult and unpredictable one. In some cases, patients unexpectedly lose their lives several months or years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In an effort to find out why this sometimes happens, researchers looked at factors associated with…

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